Feasibility Studies

  • Developing RSPB Bempton

    April 2010 | Filed under: Feasibility Studies

    Bempton Cliffs is the largest and most accessible sea-bird colony on the English mainland.  The RSPB asked us to consider the opportunities to improve current visitor facilities and attract additional visitors, in particular, we were asked to investigate market demand from the UK and overseas, to address the seasonal presence of the birds, to consider planning issues and to prepare an outline business plan and economic impact assessment.

  • Watson Bird Centre & Celebration: Feasibility Study

    April 2010 | Filed under: Feasibility Studies

    Feasibility study of establishing a bird centre and a series of events in Galloway, south west Scotland to celebrate the work of bird artist and writer Donald Watson and the scientific work on raptors of his son Jeff. Working with the Project Director, Roger Crofts, the three-month study assessed the market demand for the project, the levels of support in the local communities in The Glenkens area on Galloway, the potential partners, the use of existing facilities and the development of new ones. An overall vision was developed and a series of supporting objectives identified. The study concluded that a Watson Bird Centre should be developed in the former family home or on the adjacent site in St John’s Town of Dalry. A series of celebratory projects were identified and their development recommended.  The project should be taken forward through a specially established trust. Recommendations for other bodies operating facilities in the wider area were made. The project was funded by the LEADER programme for Rural Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Natural Heritage and the in kind contributions of the Project Director.

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Who we work with

  • The National Trust
  • RSPB
  • Forestry Commission England
  • Lake District National Park
  • One North East
  • Cumbria Tourism
  • Northumberland National Park
  • Natural History Museum
  • Countryside Council for Wales
  • Northumberland Coast